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2023/24 Cruise Season
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Radio Sintonia:

27 ships will dock in the new cruise season in Puerto del Rosario before the end of this year.

Before the start of the new cruise season, the Councilor for Tourism of the City of Puerto del Rosario, Juan Jiménez, met with Julie Williams, the head of the shipping companies that serve cruise ships arriving in the capital of Majorera.



Throughout the meeting, very important issues for the municipal management of the tourist destination Puerto del Rosario were discussed, such as the possibility of including tourist information in all cruise ships arriving in Puerto del Rosario or the application of tourist information and signage based on augmented reality that is available to cruise passengers and that allows them to obtain all the information of the destination immediately in four languages.

After reviewing the previous season, a review of the schedule of ships that are scheduled to arrive during this 2023/2024 season was made.

Mayor David de Vera stressed that "the arrival of cruise ships is a strategic element to boost the economic development of the capital of Majorera and the rest of the island, being the main entry point for tourists. This factor increases services to make Puerto del Rosario friendlier for neighbors and tourists," said the municipal councilor.

For his part, the Councilor for Tourism, Juan Jiménez, informed the head of the consignee companies of the actions that are scheduled in order to energize the city, among which the continuity of the craft and gastronomy market, performances by folk groups, exhibitions of native sports, guided tours of the city by participants in PFAE courses, as well as the availability of the new Interpretation Center of the Lime Kilns, which can be visited during the stopovers of the cruises.

The forecast of cruise arrivals until December 31 is 27 ships among which vessels such as the Aida Cosma, which is the most modern ship in the Aida Cruises fleet. The season will begin on September 22 with the arrival of the Costa Fortuna of the Costa Cruises shipping company.

Finally, Jiménez took the opportunity to explain the creation of the new Municipal Tourism Council that will be constituted in the near future and that aims to have the participation of representatives of all sectors affected by tourism, inviting Julie Williams to be part of it on behalf of the cruise shipping companies.
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The City Council of Puerto del Rosario, through the Department of Tourism, is working on the preparation of the cruise season that begins next Friday, September 22 and will run until May.



In this sense, different meetings have been held, among them, with the associations awarded the cruise markets, in order to establish the bases of operation of the same during the next eight months.



The mayor of Puerto del Rosario, David de Vera, recalled the importance of these markets "that welcome cruise passengers when they arrive in Fuerteventura and represent a good opportunity to introduce them to our culture, traditions and gastronomy".



For his part, the Councilor for Tourism, Juan Jiménez, added that "Puerto del Rosario is the most valued scale of the Canary Islands and from the City Council we will continue working to reinforce that condition through actions that increase the satisfaction and experience of travelers. "
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The 'Costa Fortuna' opens the cruise season.

A total of 128 cruise ships will touch the port of Majorero until May 11, 2024



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The welcome ceremony was attended by the mayor of Puerto del Rosario, David de Vera, the Councilor for Tourism, Juan Jiménez, the Councilor for Local Development, Erica González, who gave the captain of the ship, Andrea Buzzi, a gift as a sign of welcome. In addition, the participants of the PFAE 'Knowing Ours' were present, who gave the first indications in several languages to the cruise passengers.



The mayor of the capital explained that "it is important at the beginning of the season to consolidate this type of cruise tourism that boosts the economy of Puerto del Rosario. Also, continue with the involvement of the City Council to dedicate more space, work time and resources to the consolidation of this type of initiatives in Puerto del Rosario".



In this sense, the Councilor for Tourism, Juan Jiménez, added that "for Puerto del Rosario it is a pride and at the same time a responsibility to continue maintaining the valuation standards that thousands of cruise passengers make us when they arrive in our city".



The 'Costa Fortuna' dates from 2003 and is a replica of the Transatlantic Rex, dated 1932, and has capacity for 4500 people between crew and passenger. It begins its route in the Italian port of Savona and during its 15 days of crossing it makes different stops, among them, Puerto del Rosario, where it will remain before embarking on a trip to the Muelle de la Luz and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.



The cruise season began this Friday and will end on May 11, 2024. During this time, a total of 128 cruise ships will dock in the capital's port, according to forecasts.
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P & O, Iona was in Puerto today. Massive ship!
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First visit of the mega cruise ship powered by liquefied gas Aida Cosme.

It is a giant of the sea that has a capacity for 5,200 passengers

The port of Puerto del Rosario has received this Tuesday the first visit of the mega cruise ship Aida Cosma, which incorporates the island of Fuerteventura into its route. He was baptized in Hamburg in 2022.



Among the most outstanding facets of this ship is its ecological propulsion by liquefied natural gas, with low emissions. It has 183,200 tons and 337 meters in length, the ship has capacity for 5,200 passengers.


Among the facilities of this mega cruise ship, spread over 20 decks, are a theater with a 360-degree stage, 21 types of suites, a television studio, 17 restaurants, 23 bars, a large spa, a beach club and a panoramic promenade around the ship. Aida Cruises, which belongs to the Carnival group, is once again assigning its largest and most modern ship to Mallorca.

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The arrival of cruise ships to Puerto del Rosario drops 16%, according to the Popular Party.

The arrival of cruise ships to Puerto del Rosario drops 16%, according to the Popular Party. The councilors, Fernando Enseñat, Ana Padilla, Clara Peña and Antonio Borrero, presented a set of proposals focused on promoting tourism in Puerto del Rosario, highlighting the importance of practical actions and the empowerment of local resources. Thus, the popular propose to promote a climate of meetings between the city council, freelancers and tourism companies and tour operators to diversify the offer and generate local wealth. In addition, the importance of promoting local resources, such as the Molina de la Charca and the lime kilns, to offer authentic experiences to visitors, centers that are currently closed to the public, is highlighted.

For the PP 'it has been striking' the answer given by the Councilor for Tourism, Juan Jiménez, to the question posed about the drop in the number of cruise ships by 16%. Jiménez said that 'this was due to Puertos de Las Palmas'. In this regard, he was reminded that the mayor of the Port of Rosario occupies a place on the Board of Directors of the Port Authority. In relation to this situation, the Popular Group has asked for an explanation of the reason for this drop in the number of cruise ships arriving at Puerto del Rosario and to what extent it is due to the Port Authority.

Infrastructure

Regarding the urgent demands in infrastructure, the PP stresses the need to assign names to the streets of the town of Tefía, improve cleaning and basic services, and carry out reforms in its cultural center, as well as the asphalting of streets and the installation of public lighting in areas without lighting such as Tao and Las Cañadas. A demand that can almost be considered historic and that has been unfulfilled year after year.

Light Transport Shed

The People's Party also insists on the urgency of refurbishing the light transport sector booth in Puerto del Rosario, which has been in a semi-abandoned situation for almost a year. It highlights the critical situation of the sector due to the negligence of the City Council, requesting the delivery of the key and the provision of the necessary conditions to provide a decent service. Although the hut has been opened on the same morning as the plenary session in view of the motion of this group in this regard, it has been done without the booth meeting minimum conditions since it still does not have a bathroom or telephone line, all this despite being warned by the carriers themselves at the time that the previous burnt booth was replaced by a fire by the current one.
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Could see P & O Azura in dock today when I drove past Puerto.
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Looked like the P & O Azura in again today along with Aidacosma, very different sizes!
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A strong fumarole on a cruise ship alerts Puerto del Rosario.

Since the early hours of this morning, a strong fumarole in one of the cruise ships stationed at the dock of Puerto del Rosario has sown alarm in the capital.



Faced with the insistence of the possibility of an accident, Fuerteventura Emergencias on its Twitter account (X) clarifies that "in view of the request for information requested, regarding a possible fire on board, in one of the cruise ships docked at the dock of Puerto del Rosario, inform that there is no emergency in progress.

In any case, the smoke on one of the cruise ships has stirred up the capital's population. While waiting for a communication from the company, we will continue to inform.



On pollution from cruise ships



Holiday cruising has become a major environmental problem for Europe and its coastal cities. The ships arrive at port, unload thousands of people who flood the streets and leave tons of pollutants in the air that cloud the environment and harm people's health. In Amsterdam, the local government has been forced to ban the entry of these giant tourist ships in order to reduce pollution levels and, in the process, limit the entry of tourists into an increasingly tense city.


However, most European cities are reluctant to take action. These vessels, despite being smaller in number than the fleets of cars that circulate in cities, have more impacts on the atmosphere in certain pollutants such as sulphur oxide (SOx), whose legal limits in Europe are less restrictive than those for cars.



More polluting fuel



The fuel used by these ships, heavy fuel oil, is the final residue that remains when the oil is distilled, that is, it is one of the most polluting and dirty that exists, as well as being very cheap," Dídac Navarro, a member of Ecologists in Action and the international Stop Cruise campaign, which calls for strict regulation of the sector to limit its impacts, told Público.

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